How it all started
Welcome to our blog on creating a styled shoot! We are Carly, Destiny (St. Patrick’s High School), and Emily (Hammarskjold High School), the co-op students with Carte Blanche this semester. In case you’re not familiar, Carte Blanche is the Westfort home to Maid for the Bride, Laura Myers Photography and Swag Events.
When first hearing about the styled shoot we were thrilled. Not only because we had the opportunity to design an entire wedding as far as looks go (!), but there was also word of a helicopter. At the very beginning we were given a theme and our location. Our theme was a country wedding with the colour scheme of light purples and whites and it would be at Windy Lane Farm. Before we go any further, let’s backtrack a little bit to why the styled shoot even became a thing in the first place.
The styled shoot was based around the Windy Lane Farm, a new venue in need of some photos for their marketing materials. So it became our job to show all the extraordinary features this farm had to offer. It had a large field and a barn, making for a perfect wedding venue for couples who want a rustic setting. At this point, we knew what we had to showcase and our theme, but the rest was up to us to decide. Trying to plan a staged wedding was exceptionally challenging since none of us have been to an actual wedding. Lots of questions were ahead of us! We had so much to consider: the planning, the photo angles, the new terms and learning to work together as team. It was a huge project, but we were excited. Thankfully, our co-op supervisors Shalini & Laura were happy to help guide us through the process!